4. Drafting Velus Jones Jr. in 2022
Let's go back a year and take another look at the Bears drafting wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. out of Tennessee in the third round. Chicago could have gone another of several routes, but Poles took his shot on an older rookie with just one true season as a wide receiver in college.
Through his rookie year and two games this season, Jones has done very little. As a return man, he has struggled with fumbling. Hanging onto the football is textbook, but Jones cannot even do that. As an offensive player, Jones has totaled just 17 touches. He's hardly been used in that respect.
Looking back, the Bears could have had one of several different players instead of Jones and they'd have been better off for it. What really stings is seeing the Packers take wide receiver Romeo Doubs a round later and now it looks like Doubs is one of the favorite targets of quarterback Jordan Love.
Already this season, Doubs has a pair of touchdown catches. Last year, as a rookie, he finished with 42 receptions for 425 yards and three scores. His future looks a whole lot brighter than Jones, and that's just one example of many guys the Bears could have drafted instead.